A primary school in Inverness is closed because of a burst water main on a busy city thoroughfare.
Pupils at Central Primary were told to stay at home because of a lack of water at their school.
Supplies to the building and several other local properties were turned off to allow Scottish Water to carry out repairs to a burst main in Kenneth Street.
A large volume of water was reported on the busy route at around 4.18am this morning.
While the water has now been cleared, there is still disruption for traffic in the area as temporary lights have been set up to restrict the road to one lane in the area around the main.
Scottish Water engineers are on scene and trying to repair the problem, which has occurred between Central Primary and the Kenneth Street crossroads with Greig Street and Fairfield Road.
A Scottish Water spokeswoman said: “Emergency repair work to a nine inch water main on the city’s Kenneth Street is ongoing and Scottish Water has rezoned supplies to significantly reduce the number of customers without water in the surrounding area.
“Earlier flooding resulting from the burst was cleared away this morning and we are working hard to complete the repair and fully restore supplies as soon as possible.
“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this vital repair work may cause and will continue to keep customers updated with our progress.”